The orange fruit has a number of benefits for the health. Not many are aware of the skin benefits of the orange peel that is most of the time thrown out. The orange peel has antibacterial properties that can be beneficial for the skin that is acne prone. It is rich in some of the minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium that helps to bring a youthful and glowing skin. Here are some of the skin benefits of orange peel that can be used in a number of ways.
How to prepare orange peel at home
First you need to dry the orange peel in the sun after cutting them in to small pieces. Let them dry in natural sunlight till they become hard and brown. Toss the dried peel in to the blender and allow them to be made in to a fine powder. You can store the powder in an air tight container.
Sugar scrub –
Toss some dried orange peel with some sugar and honey and some coconut milk in to the mixer. This makes a natural scrub which is great for the skin and gives a natural scent. The honey helps in exfoliation and the coconut milk helps to lock the moisture on the skin. People with a tired skin will have a refreshed face after applying the scrub on the face.
Lip balm –
While the lip balm that is available in the stores has a number of chemicals. A natural lip balm can be made with orange peel. You have to take equal portions of sugar and orange peel powder and mix them well with almond oil. Mix them until you get the desired consistency. Before using them, make sure that you freeze the mixture. The orange flavor scent gives it a good flavor and the vitamin C content helps to give a good nourishment for the lips.
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